Student Financial Services Information for Prospective Students
As students join the UVM community, one of the biggest changes is the transition of information access and privacy rights from the parent to the student. View our top tips for navigating the transition.
Learn about setting up Proxy Access for your student account.
UVM's Priority Financial Aid Deadline
To be considered for all available sources of financial aid for the 2016-2017 school year, submit the FAFSA online after
January 1, 2016 and before February 10, 2016. If applying for Spring 2016 admission, file the 2015-2016 FAFSA as soon as possible.
Click here to learn more about applying for financial aid.
Vermont residents should apply for a state grant through VSAC.
Frequently Asked Questions ... from Prospective Students
Below are the top five questions we hear most often from prospective students. For answers to more frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.
- How much does it cost to attend UVM?
Costs for the current academic year as well as costs for the 2015-2016 academic year are posted in our Tuition and Fees section.
You may use our Net Price Calculator to estimate your out-of-pocket cost for a UVM education. This tool is intended for first-time,
incoming college students and is purely an estimate based on the information that you provide. Actual eligibility for aid is
subject to completion of the FAFSA, meeting priority deadlines, availability of funds, and a student’s
- How do I apply for financial aid?
To apply for financial aid, students need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). UVM does not require or review any additional financial aid applications, such as the CSS Profile. Students who submit the FAFSA are considered for all federal, state and University student financial aid programs. Please note that the Federal Processor must receive the FAFSA by our priority deadline in order for the student to be considered for all available aid programs. Submission of the FAFSA after the priority deadline may limit financial aid eligibility and may result in a loss of eligibility for UVM need-based grant assistance. Additionally, students should apply for state grants from their home state, and for scholarships. VSAC administers the state grant program for Vermonters. Students from other states should check with their state’s higher education agency. For scholarship information, prospective students should check with their high school guidance counselors, and all students should review the information on our scholarships page.
- Does UVM use the CSS profile?
UVM does not use the CSS Profile. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application UVM requires to be considered for most financial aid funds. State grants and some scholarships require a separate application. For state grants, Vermonters should contact VSAC and out-of-state residents should contact their state's higher education agency. For scholarship information, please see our scholarship page.
- If I missed the priority deadline to file the FAFSA, can I still apply for financial aid?
If our priority deadline has passed, you should still submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any available sources of financial aid. Click here to review our priority deadlines for FAFSA submission.
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